Who needs Scaffold User Training?
Anyone who uses scaffold, system scaffold, frame scaffold, suspended scaffold, mast climbing work platforms, aerial work platforms or any other fixed or moveable access equipment.
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.454(a) states “The employer shall have each employee who performs work while on a scaffold trained by a person qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.”
Who needs Competent Person Training?
Anyone who overseas the installation of scaffold, system scaffold, suspended scaffold, mast climbing work platforms.
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.451(f)(7) states: “Scaffolds shall be erected, moved, dismantled, or altered only under the supervision and direction of a competent person qualified in scaffold erection, moving, dismantling or alteration. Such activities shall be performed only by experienced and trained employees selected for such work by the competent person.”
If you have scaffold on a job it needs to be inspected by a competent person everyday prior to use.
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.451(f)(3) states: “. . . scaffolds and scaffold components shall be inspected for visible defects by a competent person before each work shift, and after any occurrence which could affect a scaffold’s structural integrity.”